Contributions to Control Systems in the winter semester 2023/2024

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In order to support the professional exchange in control and automation technology far beyond the borders of our university, some years ago a colloquium series with the name “Contributions to Control Systems” was brought into being at the Institute of Automatic Control. Speakers from industry and research talk about their work in relevant developments and applications in the field of automatic control.

 

All parties interested are very welcome.

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Contact

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+49 241 80-27500

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Venue

Conference room of the IRT,Campus-Boulevard 30, 52074 Aachen
1.OG, Room 052.G

Digital participation

If you are unable to attend in person, we will be happy to send you a link for digital dial-in via Zoom. Please contact for this purpose.
The registration deadline for digital participation is one working day before the presentation at 4:00pm.

 

Monday, October 9, 2023, 2pm

 

Dynamic wind farm flow control

Photo of Jan-Willem van Wingerden Copyright: © Wingerden

Prof. dr. ir. Jan-Willem van Wingerden

Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
TU Delft
Netherlands

Abstrakt:

In this talk Jan-Willem will present his data-driven control group and the most recent work in the field of dynamic wind farm control. Among other topics, he will introduce a novel wake mixing strategy called the HELIX.

Language:

english - Lecture will probably be held in English

 

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 2pm

 

Challenges for the production of chemical hydrogen carriers

Photo of Andreas Peschel Copyright: © Peschel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Peschel

INW - Institute for a Sustainable Hydrogen Economy
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Abstrakt:

Hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carrier will play a key role in defossilizing the global energy system. In cases where pipeline supply of hydrogen is possible, this is likely to be the most energy-efficient and thus cost-efficient mode of transport. However, pipeline supply is not feasible for very long distances and involves significant initial investment. From an economic perspective, there is a need to diversify the supply sources and transport routes for hydrogen. The development of chemical hydrogen source technologies including production, distribution and integration of use cases is the core of the recently established Institute for Sustainable Hydrogen Economy at FZ Jülich.
In the presentation, different forms of chemical hydrogen storage, such as gaseous hydrogen (GH2), liquid hydrogen (LH2), synthetic natural gas (SNG), ammonia (NH3), methanol (MeOH), dimethyl ether (DME) and liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) are introduced and the challenges in (dynamic) production and use are discussed.

Language:

german - Lecture will probably be held in German

 

Friday, January 12, 2024, 2pm

 

Bicycle Dynamics and Control

Photo of Arend Schwab Copyright: © Peschel

Dr. ir. Arend Schwab

Biomechanical Engineering. Department of Mechanical Engineering
TU Delft
Netherlands

Abstrakt:

Robots can restore movement abilities of upper and lower limbs. As training devices, they can promote neurorehabilitation after neurological injuries such as spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury or stroke. As assistive devices, they can support patients or elders with gait impairments in daily life situations. This talk will present the first rehabilitation devices that were controlled by human operators before the first open-loop and closed-loop devices were developed. Then, the talk will highlight new intention detection strategies, patient-cooperative controllers, and controllers that even include the mechanical interactions of the therapist. It concludes with a visionary outlook of future rehabilitation technologies.

Language:

english - Lecture will probably be held in English

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 2pm

 

Evolution of Robot-Patient-Therapist Interaction in Rehabilitation

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Prof. Dr. Robert Riener

Department of Health Sciences and Technology
ETH Zürich
Switzerland

Abstrakt:

Robots can restore movement abilities of upper and lower limbs. As training devices, they can promote neurorehabilitation after neurological injuries such as spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury or stroke. As assistive devices, they can support patients or elders with gait impairments in daily life situations. This talk will present the first rehabilitation devices that were controlled by human operators before the first open-loop and closed-loop devices were developed. Then, the talk will highlight new intention detection strategies, patient-cooperative controllers, and controllers that even include the mechanical interactions of the therapist. It concludes with a visionary outlook of future rehabilitation technologies.

Language:

english - Lecture will be held in English